The unprecedented “El Puerto con la Vela” event was one of the stars of the programme, set up by the City Council in collaboration with the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation (RFEV), Puerto Sherry and the sailing clubs in the city. For the mayor of El Puerto de Santa María, Alfonso Candón, “It represents a window and an exceptional showcase to the world, not only for its importance in a sporting sense but as an economic engine for the city.”
After the official opening ceremony (on July 22), the racing events started on Wednesday 23 and run until Sunday 27. Amongst the outstanding boats which attended was the Hispania, the Spanish flag bearer in the 15 Metre International Class. In addition to this meeting, the boats will be also competing in Monaco (already celebrated), Portofino and Saint-Tropez.
During the days of competition all of the participants and fans who came to the marina were offered the possibility of trying the latest addition to the Mitsubishi range, the Outlander PHEV, the first plug-in hybrid SUV in the world, and the ASX 4WD, a vehicle which Mitsubishi expects to continue to be among the best selling crossovers in the segment.